Hidden treasures : a novel of first love, second chances, and the hidden stories of the heart
Once upon a time, in a small village in southern France, Frances Langley has fallen under Benoit's romantic spell, so sure is she that he is everything she's ever wanted. But Frances is hiding a secret. Years later, Frances's son, Harry, bumps into Tabitha--the lost love of his life. Tabitha holds a letter, sent by his mother just before her death, begging the pair to search for a priceless jewelry box. So they embark on a journey of discovery, but soon find themselves searching for much more than a missing piece of art.
Child of two species, but part of neither, a new being must find his way. Human and Oankali have been mating since the aliens first came to Earth to rescue the few survivors of an annihilating nuclear war. The Oankali began a massive breeding project, guided by the ooloi, a sexless subspecies capable of manipulating DNA, in the hope of eventually creating a perfect starfaring race. Jodahs is supposed to be just another hybrid of human and Oankali, but as he begins his transformation to adulthood he finds himself becoming ooloithe first ever born to a human mother. As his body changes, Jodahs develops the ability to shapeshift, manipulate matter, and cure or create disease at will. If this frightened young man is able to master his new identity, Jodahs could prove the savior of what's left of mankind. Or, if he is not careful, he could become a plague that will destroy this new race once and for all.
Net force : threat point : a novel
"The United States may seem safe from within but beyond its borders, a new enemy rises. An American ship has vanished. The president has tasked the new cyber-intelligence agency, Net Force, with finding out what happened to the vessel. But their investigation reveals a plan that could trigger a world war. Their only option is to strike first. Through the streets of New York, a secret city in Crimea and the depths of the South China Seas, Net Force must race to discover who is behind the attack...before it's too late."--Back cover.
Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bills when a friend makes a suggestion: Why not go online and find a sugar daddy--a wealthy, older man who will pay her for dates and even give her a monthly allowance? Lots of girls do it, Nat learns. All that's required is to look pretty and hang on his every word. Sexual favors are optional. Though more than thirty years her senior, Gabe, a handsome corporate finance attorney, seems like the perfect candidate, and within a month, they are madly in love. At least, Nat is. Gabe already has a family, whom he has no intention of leaving. So when he abruptly ends things, Nat can't let go. But Gabe's not about to let his sugar baby destroy his perfect life. What was supposed to be a mutually beneficial arrangement devolves into a nightmare of deception, obsession, and, when a body is found near Gabe's posh Upper East Side apartment, murder.
Meredith White was one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last fifteen years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. Then, on a muggy late summer day, a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment's hesitation, Meredith invites her stunned and shaken neighbors into her mostly undamaged home as the recovery begins. These people did not even realize that movie star Meredith White was living on their street. Now, they are sharing her mansion, as well as their most closely kept secrets. Without the walls and privacy of their own homes, one by one, new relationships are forged. In the heart of the crisis, Meredith finds herself venturing back into the world.
Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control of America's most vibrant city, Miami. The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city's most vulnerable. Now, as the new leader of an FBI task force called "Operation Guardian," it's his mission to combat international crime. Moon's investigative team discovers that the opportunistic "Blood Brothers" -- Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff -- have evaded authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout Europe and metropolitan Miami. Moon played offense for U of M, but he's on the other side of the field this time. And as the Rostoffs zero in on a target dear to Tom, they're not playing by anyone's rules.
The Kaiser's web
"In New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's latest Cotton Malone adventure, a secret dossier from a World War II-era Soviet spy comes to light containing information that, if proven true, would not only rewrite history - it could impact Germany's upcomingnational elections and forever alter the political landscape of Europe. Two candidates are vying to become Chancellor of Germany. One is a patriot having served for the past sixteen years, the other a usurper, stoking the flames of nationalistic hate. Both harbor secrets, but only one knows the truth about the other. They are on a collision course, all turning on the events of one fateful day - April 30, 1945 - and what happened deep beneath Berlin in the Fürherbunker. Did Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun die there? Did Martin Bormann, Hitler's close confidant, manage to escape? And, even more important, where did billions in Nazi wealth disappear to in the waning days of World War II? The answers to these questions will determine who becomes the next Chancellor of Germany. From the mysterious Chilean lake district, to the dangerous mesas of South Africa, and finally into the secret vaults of Switzerland, former-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone discovers the truth about the fates of Hitler, Braun, andBormann. Revelations that could not only transform Europe, but finally expose a mystery known as the Kaiser's web."-- Provided by publisher.
The hollow ones
After an FBI legend's death, rookie agent Odessa Hardwicke encounters a frightening supernatural force, and crosses paths with a hero unlike any other. Rookie FBI Agent Odessa Hardwicke is assigned desk duty after being forced to turn her gun on a legendary fellow FBI Agent who appeared to lose his mind during the hunt for a ruthless killer. Hardwicke can't quite dismiss the otherworldly vision of a shadowy presence she thought she saw fleeing the deceased agent's body after the shooting. Cleared of any wrong doing but questioning her future with the FBI (and her sanity), Hardwicke accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a long-retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on a collision course with a mysterious figure named John Silence, a man of enormous means and immortal life who keeps other, more diabolical paranormal forces in check.
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